"HAUTE COUTURE HITS THE SLOPE'
words/images Judith Ecochard
It was one big meow at the fashion on-JC de Castelbajace /Rossignol aisle of technically spot on outerwear.
French fashion designer JC de Caselbajac has collab-ed with mountain hard/soft goods company par excellence, Rossignol ---for years now---and the upcoming season's offerings are as eye catching-as ever.
Yup- wear these-you will be noticed...a good excuse as any to polish up one's carving skills.
|interior pocket-cool lining|
Importantly, the separates by this French company-are performance impressive...i.e. -featuring Thinsulate® Platinum and Eldeven™Pyrenean down insulation warmth, odor control, 4 way stretch, technical wool that's waterproof/breathable, and fibers like Merino WoolMark® and waterproof leather, laminated 2L/3L membranes with DWR finish -waterproof/breathable/stretch-waterproof welded YKK zippers, fully taped seams...
|oui, oui-inner label|
...and construction values like built in gaiters, cuffs with Lycra thumbholes, removable helmet compatible hoods/powder skirts etc. And of course-the insignia-a unique Blason emboldened with gold yarns.
The bells and whistles we expect from performance brands...present here too. With a bit more luxurious flash.
|100% waterproof welded zippers|
|jacket sleeve detail|
|inner powder skirt-jacket...|
|pant back- leather band trim|
|MAREVA WOOL JACKET-in rob roy blue|
|Bomber baseball style=women's-MAREVA WOOL DOWN JACKET---also in rob roy yellow - waterproof and breathable rated-10,000/10,000 Tech Wool style-with sleeves of APS leather 100% polyurethane, 2L laminate-DWR, fixed hood with removable trim, ribbed cuffs, injected matt black zippers, ski pass and internal mesh storage pockets, key holder, goggle wiper---and warmth via Powerfill 650-Down 90/10 Silver Duck. (Men have similar Malcolm Jacket-in red...black).|
|Downproof ripstop weave with a DWR finish...Down 90/10 Silver Duck - Powerfill 650, injected matt finish zippers, asymmetrical buttons-military style|
|GREAT___this cozy high collar-|
|clever-quilting pattern-with insignia|
From the mountains- to the bars afterwards...---the DITA SOFTSHELL JACKET. Waterproof/breathable 10,000/10,000 with Laminate 3l-DWR finish!!!! For warmer temps...on its own-also very layer friendly!
|Soft microfleece lining, Lycra binded cuffs, waterproof matt zippers, cool shoulder tabs for military style|
|back design-Dita Softshell Jacket|
|this is what pros wear...|
|iconic tiger on reverse---of Miranda knit dress|
|-MIRANDA knit jacquard -100% Merino WoolMark®|
|ALTAICA-women's cashmere blend crew neck sweater-warmth with stretch|